Bob Meola, Lifelong Advocate for War Resisters (1952-2021)

Robert “Bob” Meola was a leader of Students for a Democratic Society at MSU during the Vietnam War and committed his life to anti-militarism.

Patrick Leahy’s full-circle moment caps a half-century political career

In 1974, Patrick Leahy entered the Montpelier Statehouse as a 33-year-old insurgent with the seemingly impossible dream.

Podcast: “The common thing is that no one wants war” – Col. Ann Wright (ret.)

“You are doing the right thing because this is going to be horrible for the people of Iraq, but it’s going to be horrible for the United States, too.”

The Legacy of Colin Powell, and the Legacy of Vietnam

Colin Powell was not only exposed to the defoliants; he directly accompanied the unit of South Vietnamese soldiers who were spraying them.

The Magic & Sorrow of Vietnam’s Côn Sơn Island

Their tormentors routinely poked sticks through the bars, beat the prisoners, threw lime on their open wounds, and urinated on them.

The Women Who Won the Vietnam War

The fighting women of North and South Vietnam played a key military role in defending their families, land, and country.

Toward an honest commemoration of the American War in Vietnam

Most Recent

Colin Powell: General of Deception

Colin Powell: General of Deception

Over the course of Colin Powell’s five decades of service to the empire, he accumulated one of the most impressive body counts.

The Full Disclosure campaign is a Veterans For Peace effort to speak truth to power and keep alive the antiwar perspective on the American war in Viet Nam — with a series of 50th anniversary events now occurring. It represents a clear alternative to the Pentagon’s current efforts to sanitize and mythologize the Vietnam war and to thereby legitimize further unnecessary and destructive wars.

50 Years of GI Resistance, In and Out of Uniform

2019 is the year that we acknowledge and honor the courage, sacrifice, and moral strength of those who resisted.

Original Podcasts

Produced by Courage to Resist in collaboration with the Vietnam Full Disclosure effort of Veterans For Peace.

On the Burns/Novick PBS Documentary

Critical responses to the 10-part PBS series by Ken Burns, The Vietnam War (2018)

Philip Jones Griffith's Viet Nam

Highly recommended photo exhibit available to local community arts centers, galleries and schools.

Upcoming Events

“All wars are fought twice, the first time on the battlefield, the second time in memory.”

— Viet Thanh Nguyen, Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory of War

Important

Paying The Price For Peace: The Story of S. Brian Willson

Paying The Price For Peace: The Story of S. Brian Willson

Paying the Price… Vietnam Veteran S. Brian Willson paid the price for peace by nearly being killed by a military train during a non-violent protest. Since then, he has not stopped calling attention to the US government’s defiance of international law through waging...

Veterans for Peace Statement Opposing US Bombing of Iraq and Syria

Veterans for Peace Statement Opposing US Bombing of Iraq and Syria

Veterans know from first hand experience that you cannot bomb your way to peace. More bombing will ultimately mean more division, bloodshed, recruitment for extremist organizations, and a continual cycle of violent intervention. Veterans for Peace September 23, 2014 -...

Memorial Day 2019

Memorial Day 2019

PLEASE WRITE A LETTER TO THE VIETNAM VETERANS MEMORIAL (THE WALL)   When then-president Barack Obama announced his government was willing to spend $63 million on a series of commemorations of the American War in Viet Nam stretching over a decade, we in Veterans...

Second Volume of “Letters to the Wall” Now Available

Second Volume of “Letters to the Wall” Now Available

Order via lulu.com The second volume has been put to print and will soon be available through Amazon, Barnes and Noble, etc.  We have added a few new touches for this collection of letters delivered to The Wall in 2017 and 2018 — for one, we have provided detailed...